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Title: Chemical and thermal reduction of graphene oxide and its electrically conductive polylactic acid nanocomposites
Authors: Shen, Yuxia
Jing, Tao
Ren, Weijie
Zhang, Jiewei
Jiang, Zhi-Guo
Yu, Zhong-Zhen
Dasari, Aravind
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Shen, Y., Jing, T., Ren, W., Zhang, J., Jiang, Z.-G., Yu, Z.-Z., et al. (2012). Chemical and thermal reduction of graphene oxide and its electrically conductive polylactic acid nanocomposites. Composites Science and Technology, 72(12), 1430-1435.
Series/Report no.: Composites science and technology
Abstract: Graphene oxide (GO) was reduced with biocompatible glucose and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and incorporated in polylactic acid (PLA). The thermal reduction of GO during the compression molding of PLA was also studied to delineate the reduction efficiencies from thermal and chemical processes. Results indicate that glucose is more effective in the reduction of GO (rGO-g) with a much higher electrical conductivity than PVP and thermally treated GO. Even rGO-g was also highly efficient in improving the electrical conductivity of PLA. The composite with ∼1.25 vol.% of rGO-g exhibited a high conductivity of ∼2.2 S/m due to the chemical reduction of GO with glucose and the thermal reduction of rGO-g during the compression molding process.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/96167
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/10802
ISSN: 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.05.018
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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